Immersion, the Greatest Hook

  • Faisal Qureshi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5309)


People play certain genres of video games for definitive reasons. The underlying phenomenon of these manifested reasons, and the source of ”hooking” a player to a game, is Game/World Immersion. Immersion, therefore, is the single most important factor as to why people play certain genres of video games. The various elements that are present in such games, such as audio or visual, are there to create the sense of immersion and are the building blocks of it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Faisal Qureshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Devry UniversityUSA

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